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    West Coast

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West Coast


The West Coast Region of the South Island is one of the more remote and most sparsely populated areas of the country. The West Coast, or ‘the Coast’ as locals call it, is a wild place of rivers and rainforests, glaciers and geological treasures. Not to be missed on a trip to New Zealand! Our West Coast Luxury Tours showcase the best of the region and are designed around you.

The Great West Coast Road stretching from Westport to Greymouth was recently voted one of the top 10 coastal drives in the world by Lonely Planet. It is also home to four National Parks; Kahurangi, Tai Poutini, Aspiring and Paparoa. Explore this amazing part of the world with one of our custom West Coast Luxury Tours.

West Coast
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Simply experience the rugged natural beauty unique experiences and gold mining history of the West Coast.
  • Paparoa National Park – Discover the amazing pancake rocks and lush native forests.
  • Tai Poutini National Park – This national park is known for its “glacier country”.
  • Blackwater rafting.
  • Mountain bike or walk the Old Ghost Road or New Paparoa Track.
  • Take a short walk to view the turquoise waters of the glacial river running through Hokitika Gorge.
  • Take a step back in time at Shantytown a faithfully recreated 1900’s gold rush town.
  • Experience the best of West Coast local produce. From a tour of Monteith’s Brewery to a meal with a view at The Cray Pot.
  • A journey to the West Coast is not complete without a visit to the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks ancient limestone stacks formed over 30 million years ago.
  • Explore the dramatic Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers two of the most accessible glaciers in the world.
  • Discover the myriad of waterfalls and short walks through the Haast Pass.
  • Walk through beech/tawhero forest to a swing bridge over Makarora River and be rewarded with the crystal clear waters of the Blue Pools.
  • Embark on kayaking adventures on Lakes Matheson and Mapourika and explore vast rivers and coastal lagoons.